Strawberry Pink Camouflage Cake
Make a fun pink camouflage cake topped with strawberries for Valentines Day!
I’ve never made a cake like this or a layered cake before so it was a new experience for me. It was different making the camouflage design but fun. I dropped each color of batter by spoonfuls into the pan. It looked really cool. Wait til you see the photos in the instructions.
Tools you’ll need:
- Large mixing bowl
- Hand mixer
- Egg separator
- 3 bowls
- 3 spoons
- Two heart pans
The hard part for me was getting the heart cakes out of the pan. Making this type of a cake is new to me. I sprayed the pan but still had a hard time with the cake coming loose. I got them out but the cakes broke apart although by the end result you’d never be able to tell; frosting does wonders! Once you get the frosting spread around all over you would never know how much it broke apart (until I told you and you see the pics).I topped the cake with strawberries. What an added fruity flavor to go with pink camouflage.
It was fun baking excursion!
- Cake Mix
- 1⅓ cup water
- 2 Tbsp oil
- 3 egg whites
- Frosting (Pillsbury Brand)
- Pink color packet
- In a large bowl add cake mix, water, oil and egg whites. Mix with an electric mix on medium speed until moistened.
- Separate egg yolk and whites. Use egg whites in the cake mix.
- Divide the batter into 3 bowls.
- Snip corner of pink color packet.
- Tint each bowl as follows.
- White: No food coloring is necessary
- Light Pink: 1 drop of pink. Mix well.
- Dark Pink: Squeeze remainder of the packet into the bowl. Mix well.
- Spray each pan with cooking spray.
- Using a small spoon for each bowl you will evenly distribute spoonfuls of colored batter into the pan.
- For contrast, place lighter batter on top of darker batter and vice versa. Continue adding and layering colors until all bowls are empty.
- Camouflage patterns are random so you can vary the placement of the batter. See photo!
- Bake at 350 for 30 minutes for two 9 inch pans. (For a 13 x 9 pan bake for 33 minutes)
- Insert toothpick into middle of cake to check to see if done.
- It should come out clean!
- Take heart cake out of pan. As you can see mine didn't come out so nice. I used a butter knife to loosen edges. I turned it upside on a cutting board to take out. Bottom stuck.
- Using vanilla frosting, frost top of first layer of cake
- Add second heart cake layer on top of first frosted layer. Again it didn't come out well but frosting helps immensely!
- Frost top layer of second cake and around the sides of both cakes. See you never know my cakes didn't come out in one piece.
- Cut strawberries in half; add to top of cake around edges
- Cut a slice out and see the camouflage in the middle.
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